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Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

I found this recipe in a box of Quaker Oats about 20 years ago. It's quick, and easier to make than pie. It's versatile, too, because you can add strawberries in spring or apples in fall. I usually pop it into the oven shortly before we sit down to eat so it's still warm for dessert! —C.E. Adams, Charlestown, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups sliced fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced peeled apples or sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add rhubarb and apples or strawberries; toss to coat. Spoon into an 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, butter, flour and cinnamon until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until bubbly and fruit is tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 320 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein .

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Peispuds User ID: 7095933 253426
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Great recipe, so yummy! I used apples instead of strawberries. and made two batches and gave one to my neighbour"

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PatRanstrom User ID: 4301960 248701
Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"I made this yesterday. I made a big batch and used both apples and strawberries in it. I quite enjoyed it and the friends with whom I shared it told me it was really tasty. I may make it again next year."

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AmySB88 User ID: 1692093 248368
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"Super delicious. Definitely a keeper."

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bakerbea User ID: 3058918 235096
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Thank you, ladies, for all the help. Marvelous apple recipe."

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 233353
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"Delicious!"

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mythyagain@yahoo.com User ID: 1202636 230729
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Yummy! I substituted raspberries for the strawberries and it was delicious."

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dortkl User ID: 8457623 230015
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"This is just awesome! I used apples with the rhubarb and regular oats. Followed the recipe as printed. I'm going to try blueberries and walnuts or pecans next time"

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PHSknitter User ID: 8417050 228978
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Not too sweet, perfect. Next time I'll add walnuts in the topping!"

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PoppyThistle User ID: 7925536 228172
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Winner!"

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midwestmom57 User ID: 8407002 227632
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"This is the recipe my family has used since Quaker Oats started making oatmeal. Versatile and easy. Depending on the fruit you add, you can use cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, if rhubarb or apples are too tart, a dash of salt. I never melt the butter just use soften butter. You can always add some more oats or flour if too moist for topping. Sometimes I add white sugar with the brown sugar. Also I may put a few pats of butter inside with the fruit, before putting the topping on. Also, depending how the topping turns out, I may put a pat of butter or two broke up on top of the topping. You can just add or subtract on this recipe."

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scarll User ID: 8395133 227159
Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Am I totally off base or am I reading this recipe wrong. When I followed the topping recipe, I did not get coarse crumbs. I am sure it was because I melted the butter, as the recipe states, so it was just a moist mix. I tried to drop it over the fruit in small batches, but don't know if that will wok. It is in the oven now. Next time I think I will use room temp butter, which makes way more sense."

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LuLu7044 User ID: 3093861 227018
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"This was so easy to make, I made it with fresh rhubarb and fresh blueberries, topped with a little whip cream and it was delicious ! It was a real hint with my family!"

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elgailans User ID: 8383303 226657
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"Had given up on Rhubarb Crisp recipes. This one works! Made mine with rhubarb and strawberries."

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Inair User ID: 8380623 226553
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Easy to make and yummy. Used rhubarb and an apple. Served with ice cream and did not think was too sweet at all. Will make again!"

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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 226140
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"Yummy recipe. This one is a keeper :)"

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bentures User ID: 7059195 225831
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Just made this recipe. It's yummy, but very, very sweet.. I substituted almond flour for the all-purpose flower. Next time, I think I'll add a little more cinnamon and reduce the amount of sugar."

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HaileyKl User ID: 5616446 13036
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"I thought this was excellent. I made the silly mistake of adding the brown sugar to the fruit as well as the white sugar, I misread when it said "add the sugar".. And it still tasted great, very quick and easy! I also didn't have strawberries, so used a mix of blueberries and raspberries frozen, and the recipe still turned out great!"

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tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 42418
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Very good recipe. The only thing different that I did was to combine the dry topping ingredients in the food processor and pulse cool (not quite room temperature) butter into it. This made it easier to sprinkle the crumbly chunks over the top of the fruit. The first time I made this, I used melted butter like it called for. I thought the topping before baking was too squishy that way. I like the crumbles better. That being said, it tastes marvelous and the texture is perfect either way. I recommend greasing the pan for easier cleanup. A doubled recipe fits in a 9 x 13 pan. Bake the doubled recipe about 10 minutes longer."

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2B JRH User ID: 5883138 40754
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Very Nice! I used apple and was surprised how nice it goes with rhubarb! Its a keeper!"

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DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 72645
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"Delicious and simple, my whole family loved it!"

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matteliz@swbell.net User ID: 77962 15757
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"Simple and delicious. I cut the sugar down a tad."

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 42417
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"Hi Lotus - it's absolutely because of the corn syrup. They're two different creatures. Cornstarch is a thickener, meant to keep the juices from being too runny.

Corn syrup is a sweetener, it's used in many recipes like caramel buns to produce that sweet, chewy, gooey topping.
Try the recipe again using cornstarch or even a bit of flour instead and you'll have much better results."

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lotusroots User ID: 7864963 18874
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"im just wondering why the outer layer and some parts turned out hard as a rock?? is it because I used corn syrup instead of cornstarch?"

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smitty1393 User ID: 1912819 42416
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"my roommate and I love it"

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klk55 User ID: 7850247 17565
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"I used blueberries, strawberries and one apple along with the rhubarb, and I had to double the recipe because I had so much rhubarb. Mine came out very watery. Not sure why, but I added more cornstarch - I need to see if that helps."

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kafaughn User ID: 3552105 43120
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Whole family loved it!"

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bernerlover User ID: 2342652 72644
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"I loved this. I made with strawberries and rhubarb. It had just the right amount of topping. I can't wait to make it again."

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aldar User ID: 6518085 13035
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"This was easy and delicious, plus I had all the ingredients already on hand, except the strawberries. I will make this again and again."

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kwilly99 User ID: 7426711 17414
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"This is a great recipe. I've tried others that had way more sugar and not near as good as this!"

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kerrizims User ID: 2706618 40749
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I love rhubarb and I was so excited to try this but mine turned out really dry on top and I need to try it again to see if I made a mistake"

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GAMEON User ID: 6035993 72643
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Made just like recipe said. Not only was this an amazing dessert, it made my house smell great. It was so easy and really delicious. Topped it with vanilla ice cream. My husband topped it with Cool Whip. Both were wonderful. Try this recipe."

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CarmelDiRe User ID: 7368966 43119
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I followed this recipe to a tee and it turned out great. I made it with the strawberries. Not too tart and not too sweet. Just right:)"

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sankavitch User ID: 6888616 17556
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"yes I made this and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.my mother is 99 had 3ards"

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Rathbun User ID: 2998133 201871
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"The only thing I did differently was made a double batch and added a 1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice to it. SMELLS and TASTES wonderful!!"

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staceyjohnston User ID: 6395949 72636
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"I used apples,rhubarb and blueberries. Delicious!"

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y-me User ID: 6124309 72635
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Absolutely delicious!! My family loved it. Will definitely make this again and again ..."

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MJMM User ID: 3717070 45244
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! I will replace my old crisp recipes with this one. The strawberries are wonderful in this. I doubled the recipe in a 9x13" pan. I had Cool Whip but ice cream would be wonderful also for serving over the warm crisp."

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libby1980 User ID: 3210431 201870
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"Mmm Mmm Good!"

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LoveLabs User ID: 7265118 17412
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"This recipe is so delicious, quick and simple. During rhubarb and strawberry season I make it every week, my husband is in heaven on earth!! Regular oats stand up to the juices better than quick. Enjoy!"

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jdhh12 User ID: 7264563 72634
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I doubled the ingredients for the topping and it was much better."

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Corrinnawibbing User ID: 7237565 17405
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"My family loves this! Great for Sunday brunch!"

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khubbman User ID: 2962416 43117
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This was delicious! I did not use as much apple as called for. I will definitely make this again."

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Maraliru User ID: 6893925 17403
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Any berry works well with this recipe, too. Even peaches. My favorite combo is blueberry, cherry and rhubarb...sluurrrrp!!!"

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RosemarieP User ID: 5749562 42597
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"SIMPLY SUPERB CRISP!!!!!! WILL NEVER MAKE ANY OTHER RECIPE FOR ANY KIND OF FRUIT CRISP EXCEPT THIS ONE. NOT TOO SWEET AND JUST ALL BLENDED TOGETHER WELL. IF THERE WERE 10 STARS, IT WOULD BE RIGHT UP THERE AND CERTAINLY COMPANY QUALITY MENU ITEM. ENJOY"

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Marn01 User ID: 6727429 17555
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I found this recipe a couple weeks ago and have now made it twice. It is AWESOME! I chose to put in one apple and about eight large strawberries along with the rhubarb. The three together create a wonderful sweet and slightly tangy flavor. It is a great way to use rhubarb!"

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TrophyWifeAt62 User ID: 6698808 37989
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This is a recipe I plan to make every spring. I doubled the recipe and cooked it in a 9X9 clay Pampered Chef pan, although probably any 9x9 pan will do. I serve it warm with vanilla ice cream."

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MrsKase User ID: 3265136 37164
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"My husband and 4 year old son made this last night and we ate it for breakfast this morning-oh it is sooooo good! They used fresh strawberries not the apple. We all loved it and if our CSA sends us more rhubarb we will likely make this again!!! They ate it with whipped cream-I put just a small amount of whole milk over mine. It was scrumptious!"

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asheaa User ID: 1007570 42415
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"The BEST rhubarb crisp I have ever tasted! I had to add ~ 1/4c extra flour to topping but everyone in my family devoured this dessert!"

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stenzel User ID: 1335478 42595
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"This desert is fantastic! I had to scold my husband for trying to take half of the pan in one helping! Great addition to any meal!"

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cindy_neff User ID: 2191899 18873
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

"This is a truly simple, yet delicious treat. I made four double batches for our family gathering in June. I have 9 brothers and sisters, along with their families, and everyone absolutely begged for more."

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